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Young, Jesse Monroe
Died
At the residence of his parents in this city, at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, July 24, Jesse Monroe, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Young, aged 2 months and 7 days.
The funeral services were held at the residence, 333 Beech Street, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment in the City cemetery.
The Enterprise joins the numerous friends of the bereaved father and mother in extending them sympathy in their untimely sorrow.
[McComb City Enterprise, 7/29/1915 -- M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Oct 2014

 
Hammond, Mrs. M. E.
Died
Mrs. M. E. Hammond, aged 78 years, one of McComb's pioneer residents, died last Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Mulier in Hammond, La., after a brief illness.
Mrs. Hammond had been a resident of McComb for many years and had resided in Hammond only a short time. She was the mother of George and W. A. Hammond, two of McComb's well-known and highly respected citizens, and a lady of many lovable qualities.
The remains were brought to this city Friday morning, and the funeral services took place from the residence of her son, Mr. Geo. Hammond, 403 Magnolia Street, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of numerous friends in their sad loss.
[McComb City Enterprise, 7/15/1915 -- M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Oct 2014

 
Cotten, J. A.
Died
In Kentwood, La., Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock, J. A. Cotton, aged 67 years, 9 months, and 13 days. The remains were brought to this city for interment, Tuesday, the funeral services taking place from the residence of W. C. Jones, South Magnolia Street, Wednesday morning, July 14, at 9 o'clock.
The deceased who had been residing in Kentwood for but a short time, was for years a resident of this city, where he was employed for many years in the shops of the Illinois Central Railroad. He was held in high esteem by his employers and his death is a source of grief not only to his family but also to a large circle of friends.
Besides his numerous friends, Mr. Cotten leaves to mourn his death, his wife, and a large circle of other relatives, among whom are his daughter, Mrs. W. C. Jones and Mr. Smith Cotten, both of whom are residents of this city.
[McComb City Enterprise, 7/15/1915 -- M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Oct 2014

 
Walter Cox Haynie
Mr. Walter Cox Haynie, aged 53 years, a resident of McComb for a score or more years, dropped dead at his home on Thompson Street, Monday morning at 9 o'clock, from an acute
attack of indigestion. The deceased had been in a bad state of health for sometime, but his condition was not considered serious by the members of his family or his friends.
The funeral services took place from the residence, Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock; interment in the McComb Cemetery.
Mr. Haynie was for years one of the most popular engineers in the service of the Illinois Central Railroad at this point. Several years ago his eyesight was seriously impaired by an accident on an engine which he was operating, since which time he has been engaged in other lines of endeavor.
Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by three sons and three young daughters, all of whom reside in this city with their parents.
The Enterprise joins their many friends in extending the bereaved family much sympathy in the hour of their great affliction.
[McComb City Enterprise, 7/22/1915 -- M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Oct 2014

 
Woods, Morgan J.
Mr. Morgan J. Woods, a leading citizen of the eastern part of this county, died at his home near Tylertown last Saturday, in the seventy third year of his age. A wife, eleven children and two brothers survive him.
[McComb City Enterprise, 4/15/1908--Submitted by M Wilkinson]
Added 03 Sep 2014

 
Powell, Thomas Jefferson
POWELL—On Thursday, April 13, 1899, at 11:30 p.m., Thomas J. Powell, aged 37-years and four months, a native of McComb City and a resident of this city [(New Orleans)] for the last five years.

The friends and acquaintances of the Powell and Kinnabrew families, as well as the members of the Knights of Pythias, are invited to attend the funeral. Body will be shipped to McComb City by the I.G.R.R. Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. McComb City papers please copy.
[New Orleans Times-Democrat (now New Orleans Times Picayune) Apr 14, 1889 Submitted by Deobrah A. Powell]
Added 30 Jul 2014

 
Browne, Dennis
In McComb City, April 5th, 1893, at 6 p.m., Dennis Browne, aged 66 years, 2 months, and two days. Charleston, S. C. papers please copy.

Mr. Browne was born in Castlecor, Cork County, Ireland, Feb. 2nd, 1827. At the age of 21 he came to New York and afterwards joined the United States Army, retiring as Sergeant of Company G.

In 1857 he was married to Miss Mary Keanny of Charleston, S. C., from there he removed to New Orleans and in 1874 removed to Summit thence to McComb City where he lived up to the time of his death.

He leaves a son, Mr. John Browne of our city and a daughter Mrs. Lizzie Gent of Sherman, Texas, also a sister in New Orleans. He has been in the employ of the I. C. R. R. at this place since 1877.

He was a member of the Catholic church, was highly esteemed by all his acquaintances, was a quiet, sober, and industrious gentleman, and at all times kind and charitable. He had been suffering for several months, but bore his pains with fortitude. The funeral took place from the Catholic church and a large concourse of friends followed his remains to the city Cemetery where he was gently laid to rest at 3 o'clock Thursday evening.

The Enterprise extends sympathies to the bereaved relatives and friends.
[McComb City Enterprise, 4/8/1893 - Transcribed by M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Jun 2014

 
Ellsworth, Ursula Cushman
Died at the home of her son, Mr. J. D. Ellsworth, 218 North Broadway, Monday morning, Feb. 24th, 1919, at 6:15 o'clock, Mrs. Ursula Cushman Ellsworth, age 84 years, 1 month, and 17 days.

The funeral services were held at the residence Monday evening, at 7:30 o'clock and the interment took place in Waterloo, Iowa; the remains being carried to that city on train No. 2, Monday night.

Ursula Cushman Ellsworth was born in Phillips, Maine, January 7th, 1835. She was the daughter of James Cushman and Nancy Berden, the seventh child in a family of twelve children. Only one brother survives her, he being seven years younger. She was the direct descendant of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, who with others of that sect on account of religious persecution in England, removed to Holland in the years 1607 and 1608, "where they heard was freedom of religion for all men." They remained there until 1620 when they sailed for America in the Mayflower and the Speedwell, but after sailing three days and some three hundred miles the Speedwell became unseaworthy and went back to Plymouth.

She was married to Jeremiah D. Ellsworth of Strong, Maine, on November 27th, 1865, and that winter removed to Waterloo, Iowa. She resided there until November 1893, when she came to McComb to make her home with her only remaining son, her husband having died a good many years before.

During her residence in this city, Mrs. Ellsworth won the love and friendship of many of our people, who join her family in sorrow over her loss.
[McComb City Enterprise, 2/27/1919 - Transcribed by M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Jun 2014

Talbert, Clifford
In McComb City, April 3, 1893 - Miss Clifford Talbert, aged 19 years.
Miss Talbert died of consumption; and after lingering for some months she quietly and peacefully passed away. Although not a member of the church, she professed faith in Christ during her last illness and died in the triumphs of a Saviour's love. She regretted the fact, as so many do, that she could not follow the Lord in the ordinance of Christian baptism.

"The Book of God, let man beware,
And note the words with earnest care;
Heedful to learn what God would say
And not to cavil but obey"

Over the deceased we place some flowers, drop a tear, and say rest in peace; to the bereaved we offer our sympathy, tender Christian condolence, and say "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." Amen.
[McComb City Enterprise, 4/8/1893 - Transcribed by M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Jun 2014

 
Johnson, Julia
Miss Julia Johnson died in New Orleans July 7, 1917, and was buried in McComb, July 9th, from St. Alphonsus Church at 4 p.m. Rev. Father Igoe officiated. No death has occured in our midst in years that has cast such a gloom over this community. When only nine years old Julia and her parents moved to McComb from Chicago, and from that early age endeared herself to a large circle of friends in this community. Lovable in every way, wonderfully gifted and accomplished, she entered St. Alphonsus Academy and completed the course there with highest honors and continued her constant devotion to the Convent and Church to the end, edifying by a beautiful example. No girl was more loved than she, and to her heart-stricken parents and those who loved her dearly the sympathy of the community goes out. The funeral took place at 4 p.m. on Monday. The services commenced at the home of the parents of the deceased. They were conducted by Rev. Father Igoe, pastor of the St. Alphonsus Church. oung Ladies Sodality of the children of Mary assembled in full number, arrayed in snow-white and light blue, the Blessed Virgin colors. Julia had been President of this Sodality. The Children of Mary walked in procession from the home to the Church, and from there to the cemetery. At the church Father Igoe completed the funeral service and paid a noble tribute to the deceased young lady, dwelling upon her many beautiful virtues and recommending these to the young ladies of the Sodality as the precious heritage left them by Julia, amidst copious tears and heart-rendering sobs.

"They laid her to sleep where the sunbeams rest,
Where they promise a glorious morrow"
-- A Friend
[McComb City Enterprise, 7/12/1917 - Transcribed by M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Jun 2014

 
May, Sarah E.
At her home four miles west of this city, Thursday, June 28, 1917, at 5 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Sarah E. May, wife of Claiborn May. Before her marriages, she was Sarah Woodall of Carrolton County, and was born September 1846. Later she moved with her parents to Pike County, and married a Mr. Baer, who was killed during the Civil War. Then March 28, 1867, she was married to Claiborn May, with whom God saw fit to let her live fifty years and three months.
Mrs. May was ill four weeks before the Summoning Angel called her home. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. Gibson, and were held in the old Cook Cemetery where she was laid to await the final resurrection. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church, and lived a helpful Christian life. Besides her aged husband, she leaves eight daughters; Mrs. Mollie Cook of Tylertown, Mrs. Eugenia Creel of Summit, Mrs. Mattie Emick of Platner, Colo., Mrs. Cornelia Bronson of McComb, Mrs. Charles Rice and Miss Minnie May of Moorhead, Miss., Mrs. J. R. Andrews of Magnolia, and Mrs. Thurman Ponder of Dowling Park, Florida; besides two sons, D. H. of Hampton Springs, Fla., and Charles of Dowling Park, Fla.
[McComb City Enterprise, 7/12/1917 - Transcribed by M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Jun 2014

 
Klotz, Louis
Louis Klotz, the eighteen month old son of Dr. and Mrs. S. Paul Klotz, died at the home of his parents in this city at 12:10 Saturday morning after a brief illness.
The funeral services took place from the family home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
[McComb City Enterprise, 7/12/1917 - Transcribed by M Wilkinson]
Added 7 Jun 2014

 
Hannan, Mrs. Hannah
At her home in East McComb, Tuesday afternoon, November 26, 1918, at 4 o'clock, Mrs. Hannah Hannan, aged 82 years.
The funeral services took place this Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Mrs. Hannan was one of McComb's oldest residents, a lifelong and devoted member of the Catholic Church and a lady who was very highly esteemed by numerous friends and acquaintances. She is survived by a number of children and grandchildren. Her daughter Mrs. Chris Wilhelmson and son Mr. Charles Hannan are residents of this city.
The Enterprise joins the numerous other friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
[McComb City Enterprise, 11/28/1918 -- Transcribed by: M Wilkinson]
Added 19 May 2014

 
Fant, C. Lee
In Jackson, Mississippi, Monday morning, November 18, 1918, at 11:45 o'clock C. Lee Fant, aged 32 years and 3 months. The remains were brought to his home in this city and the funeral took place from the First Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, November 19, at 3:30 o'clock under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
Mr. Fant's death was due to an accident which occured at Terry, Miss., early Monday morning; while at work on his train he was accidentally knocked under the engine by some iron projecting from a car on an adjoining track and suffered such severe injuries he died a few hours later at a Jackson hospital, where he had been rushed immediately after the accident occurred.
Mr. Fant was one of the most likeable young railroad men living in McComb and he enjoyed the friendship and esteem of almost the entire community. He is survived by his wife, two children, and a number of other relatives to whom sympathy is extended.
[McComb City Enterprise, 11/1918 -- Transcribed by: M Wilkinson]
Added 19 May 2014

 
Mixon, James J.
In Little Rock, Ark., Friday morning, November 15, 1918, James J. Mixon, aged 34 years, 4 months, and 11 days. The remains were brought to this city for interment and the funeral took place from the residence of his sister Mrs. Thomas Sanders, 416 Fifth Street, Sunday afternoon, November 17, 1918, at 3 o'clock.
The deceased, who was a son of Mr. A. J. Mixon of this city, had been a resident of Little Rock for a number of years. Besides his father, he leaves a number of sisters, brothers, and other relatives in this county.
[McComb City Enterprise, 11/1918 -- Transcribed by: M Wilkinson]
Added 19 May 2014

 
Sleppy, H. H.
H. H. Sleppy, aged about 34 years, a former McComb resident, and a brother of the late George Sleppy of this city, died in Los Angeles, California last Wednesday. The remains were brought to this city and were later taken to Magnolia where the interment took place Tuesday. The deceased was well known in this city and had numerous friends here.
Mr. Sleppy is survived by his brother and one sister, Mrs. Robert Terrell, both residents of this city. The Enterprise join the family numerous friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy in this hour of bereavement.
[McComb City Enterprise, 11/1918 -- Transcribed by: M Wilkinson]
Added 19 May 2014

 
Brewer, Freddie Lee
Died at the home of her parents in this city, Sunday June 3, 1917, Freddie Lee Brewer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Brewer, aged 2 years, 4 months, and 22 days. Funeral services took place at the residence, 715 Minnesota Avenue Monday June 4th, at 10 o'clock a.m. The Enterprise joins the many friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved parents.
[McComb City Enterprise, 6/7/1917 -- Transcribed by: M Wilkinson]
Added 19 May 2014

 
Johnson, Lula
Mrs. Lula Johnson, age 40 years, daughter of Mr. W. C. Smith, a well known resident of this county, died Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The funeral services took place Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in the City Cemetery.
The deceased has been a resident of McComb since girlhood and had numerous friends in this section. Besides her father, she is survived by one son, Denver, and two brothers and four sisters.
The sympathy of a host of friends is extended her loved ones.
[McComb City Enterprise, 5/31/1917 - Submitted by M Wilkinson]
Added 14 May 2014

 
Wallace, William
In New Orleans, La., Monday, May 21st, 1917, Mrs. Wm. Wallace. The remains were brought to her late home in this city for interment, Monday evening, and the funeral services took place Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Mrs. Wallace was the wife of the late William Wallace, who was a former member of the McComb City Council and one of McComb's most prominent residents. Mrs. Wallace had been a resident of McComb since her girlhood and was much loved by a large host of friends in this city. For a number of years she taught in the McComb Public Schools and hundreds of the men and women of this and other communities owe the deceased a debt of lasting gratitude for the care and attention given them during their schooldays.
Mrs. Wallace is survived by one sister, Miss Lizzie Kenney, of this place and two stepsons, Messrs. William Wallace of Vicksburg, Miss., and Richard Wallace of Clarksdale.
Members of the family have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.
[McComb City Enterprise, 5/24/1917 - Submitted by M Wilkinson]
Added 14 May 2014

 
Lenoir, Minerva
Mrs. Minerva Lenoir, age about seventy years, died at the home of her son, Mr. W. J. Lenoir, in this city, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The services took place this (Thursday) morning from the residence on South Broadway at 9 o'clock and the remains were taken to Magnolia, her old home, for interment immediately thereafter.
Mrs. Lenoir was the beloved wife of the late Robert Lenoir, a widely known resident of this county and was the mother of Messrs. D. C. and W. J. Lenoir of this city and Louis Lenoir of Memphis, Tenn. She had been a resident of this county since early girlhood and was until recent years a resident of Magnolia. For the past several years she has made McComb her home and had scores of friends in this city and throughout the county whom the Enterprise joins in extending much sympathy to her sons and other relatives.
[McComb City Enterprise, 6/7/1917 - Submitted by M Wilkinson]
Added 14 May 2014

 
Lambert, Susan
Mrs. Susan Lambert, age 75 years, 7 months, and 20 days, died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. B. Bullock, Thursday afternoon. The funeral took place Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Lambert came to McComb to reside from Walthall County about 18 months ago and has lived with her daughter since that time.
Besides Mrs. Bullock, the deceased is survived by several other daughters and sons and by a number of grandchildren to all of whom the sympathy of friends is extended.
[McComb City Enterprise, 5/31/1917 - Submitted by M Wilkinson]
Added 14 May 2014

 
Bacot, Nancy Jane
Mrs. Nancy Jane Bacot, aged 82 years, 7 months, and 9 days, beloved wife of Robert Bacot, a pioneer resident of McComb, died at her home in East McComb, at 1:10 Monday morning.
The funeral services took place from the Presbyterian Church at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Interment in the City Cemetery.
Mrs. Bacot was one of the most widely known and oldest residents of this section and is survived by a large family circle.
[McComb City Enterprise, 6/7/1917 - Submitted by M Wilkinson]
Added 14 May 2014

 
Brewer, Freddie Lee
At the home of her parents in this city, Sunday June 3, 1917, Freddie Lee Brewer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Brewer, aged 2 years, 4 months, and 22 days. Funeral services took place at the residence, 715 Minnesota Avenue Monday June 4th, at 10 o'clock a.m. The Enterprise joins the many friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved parents.
[McComb City Enterprise, 6/7/1917 - Submitted by M Wilkinson]
Added 14 May 2014

 
Nelson, O C
In McComb City, Miss., Friday, July 24th, 1903, at 7:20 o'clock p.m., O. C. Nelson, aged 39 years, 9 months, and 22 days.
The funeral took place from the residence in East McComb, Saturday, July 25th, 1903.
Mr. Nelson was one of our most popular railroad engineers and a gentleman who stood high in McComb City. He recently visited Sweden, and on his return took violently ill and everything possible was done, but he grew worse until last Friday when death relieved his pain.
He leaves a wife and three children, a father and six brothers and one sister, to whom the community extends profound sympathy.
[McComb City Enterprise -- Jul 30, 9103]
Added 22 Apr 2014

 
Garner, Mrs W O
Mrs. W. O. Garner, aged 74 years, died at her home in East McComb, Monday, September 3rd, 1917, at 7:00 pm. The funeral services which were conducted by Rev.'s J. H. Lane and F. B. Ormond, took place from the residence, 822 Ave. C, Wednesday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock; interment in the City Cemetery.
Mrs. Garner was one of Pike county's pioneer residents and was widely known throughout this county. She is survived of her immediate family by her husband, two daughters, and four sons. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of their many friends, here and elsewhere, in their hour of sad bereavement.
[McComb City Enterprise -- Sep 6, 1917]
Added 22 Apr 2014

 
Wilkinson, Virginia Caston
At her home in this city, Tuesday, September 11th, at 12:50 a.m., Mrs. Virginia Caston Wilkinson, wife of W. H. Wilkinson of this city. The funeral services took place from the First Baptist Church, Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock.
Mrs. Wilkinson has been a resident of McComb for several years past and was well and favorable known in this city. Besides her husband, she is survived by several sons and daughters and a number of other relatives in this and adjoining counties. The family has the sympathy of numerous friends among whom the Enterprise is numbered, in this hour of bereavement.
[McComb Enterprise, September 1917--Submitted by Gene P]
Added 7 Apr 2014

 
O'Brien, John/James Daniel
John/James Daniel O'Brien, born January 3, 1817 in County Cork, Ireland. In the History of Pike County, J. Daniel O'Brien was listed as a boy, he came to Canada with his parents. He served in the Mexican War with the Virginia troops and afterwards went to North Carolina and married Mary Elizabeth Conklinton, and then emigrated to Pike County, Mississippi and settled on Magees Creek below Tylertown, Mississippi in the early 1850's. Two of his children was listed as living in the area,William Thomas O'Brien married Sally Dillion, James Smith O'Brien married Katie Rushing, and after her death he married her sister, Eveline Rushing Dillon. James Daniel O'Brien was a riverboat Captain and a slave trader. He imported slaves into Louisiana. He was given a Spanish Land Grant for land where the Shell Refinery sits today. James Daniel's first wife, Mary Elizabeth Conklinton, was born December 20, 1820 in Ireland and died January 29, 1895. She is buried in the Lexie Cemetery in Lexie, Mississippi. James remarried on August 2, 1881 in Pike County, Mississippi to Sarah Webb, who was born November 1857 and died December 16, 1916. James Daniel O'Brien died May 14, 1897 and is buried in St. Mary of The Pines Cemetery, Choctaw, Mississippi. He was a devout Catholic and always carried with him a fiddle which he used to play a little tune as he walked three times around any "Protestant Church" he happened upon in his travels.
[Submitted by: ]
Added 14 May 2012

 
Ellezey, L J
Mr. L.J. Ellezey, cheif train dispatcher of the L.C. Railroad, died at McComb City last Monday 5/9/1889
[Jackson Clarion Ledger, 9 May 1889 -- Erica Beatty]
Added 14 May 2012

 
Cassedy, Judge H
Judge H. Cassedy (sic), one of the best and most prominent lawyers in this state, died at his home in Summit last Saturday. His remains were taken to Meadville for burial. He was a self-made man, having come to this state from Pennsylvania when a boy, without money, education or friends. He commenced his career in this state as a country school teacher and afterwards studied law.
[Brookhaven Ledger, Brookhaven, Mississippi, Published March 31, 1881]
Added 2009

 
Laid, Margaret Ella
Margaret Ella Laid, daughter of Bartlett and Nancy(?) Laid, died at Wesson on March 7th. She was born 27 Oct. 1873 at Simmit, where her parents then resided.
[Brookhaven Ledger, Brookhaven, Mississippi, Published March 31, 1881]
Added 2009

 
Lewis, Quinea
Died Jan. 13th at his residence near Holmesville, Quinea Lewis, 80 years of age. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church for over 60 years, and the father of Rev. W. B. and L. Lewis of Brookhaven.
[Brookhaven Ledger,, Published January 20, 1881]
Added 2009

 
Smith, Nellie
A few nights ago Miss Nellie Smith of Oasyka was poisoned and died, by taking an overdose of medicine.
[Brookhaven Ledger, March 31, 1881]
Added 2009
 

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